Fire restrictions in place immediately at state parks

LAS VEGAS -- The state has put fire restrictions in place Thursday at state parks and forests because of the high potential for wildfires.

The restrictions will be in place at Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Big Bend and Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District.

Starting immediately, people will not be allowed to build, maintain, attend or use a fire, campfire or stove, except a portable stove using jelled petroleum or pressured liquid fuel, outside an established fireplace in a picnic area or campground.

Charcoal grills will be allowed in designated areas of state parks, but those will be restricted during windy days or critical fire days.

Other restrictions include:

  • Smoking, expect within an enclosed vehicle or area where flammable material has been cleared away.
  • Operating vehicles or motorized equipment off existing paved, gravel or dirt roads
  • Operating vehicles or motorized equipment in wildland areas without equipment to put out a fire and at least one gallon of water
  • Ignition of fireworks
  • Operating a welding torch or any device that may cause a fire

Violations of the restrictions is a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine.


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